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As we all know, the world is falling apart due to austerity measures and the depressions they have caused. I wonder why a government that can print money out of thin air wishes to impose draconian measures upon its most needy citizens.

I don't know how they do it over seas, but it seems to work there, namely in France. A general strike may bring the oligarchs back in line. Ayn Rand tells them that we cannot possibly survive without them, but have they ever thought about how their fortunes could not have materialized without us? I will no longer be an accomplice to their bullshit. I will no longer be treated as chattel.

So what are we to do? I suppose we could complain about the situation on blogs, but much larger action is required. As I said, I'm not sure how to go about this, however there are ways of making titans of industry respond. One of these ways is to strip them of the very thing that creates their wealth, labor. Without it they are nothing, yet they seem to think that they created their fortunes.

Personally, I am done with this bullshit capitalist experiment embodied in our tax code. I'm not sure I wish to live in a society with the ideals brandied about on cable television. We can do something, or we can stand by while rich douchebags take over. It is your choice.

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  •  Tip Jar (3+ / 0-)
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    cooper888, Azazello, BlueDragon

    "Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination." - Mark Twain :*Which is odd, because I've never seen I Republican and thought, gee that person looks happy" -me

    by You know me man on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 07:41:52 PM PST

  •  Definitely tired of the corporate overlords! nt (2+ / 0-)

    ...Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall.
    Blog hard, community harder!

    by cooper888 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 08:05:41 PM PST

  •  I try man, but what can we do ? (2+ / 0-)
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    footNmouth, You know me man

    Our country is full of morons, sittin' around watching TV, with a string of drool hanging off their chin. They don't get it, they won't listen. Fuck.

    The free market is not the solution, the free market is the problem.

    by Azazello on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 08:22:08 PM PST

  •  Elections (0+ / 0-)

    Obama's reelection effort cost a billion dollars (not including Super PAC spending). You cannot raise this kind of money, if corporate overlords think you may do something to harm them.

  •  It's not clear who you are referring to, but (1+ / 0-)
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    KauffmanArkansas

    no government in the eurozone can print their own money and remain a member. Or else it wouldn't be, you know, the eurozone.

    I'm not aware of anything that prevents you from withholding your labor in the eurozone (or anywhere else, for that matter -- except maybe N. Korea, thought in this case, your labor will be extracted).

    •  I was referring to the US not any country in (0+ / 0-)

      the Eurozone when I wrote about printing money out of thin air. If you aren't aware, the deficit scolds in the US are trying to cut spending in a recession, and they want to cut it even more than the sequester would.

      "Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination." - Mark Twain :*Which is odd, because I've never seen I Republican and thought, gee that person looks happy" -me

      by You know me man on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 07:09:56 AM PST

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  •  What Does Democracy Look Like? (2+ / 0-)
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    grover, yella dawg

    I agree with some of the sentiment of your post. But I think you are doing a disservice to yourself by "standing by" rather than participating with the thousands of activists around the nation.

    Democracy is not about visions of grandeur, revolution, heroism, or martyrdom. At it's best democracy is about getting the citizenry comfortable with continual engagement on all issues local and global.

    It may not be glamorous. It may be tedious and demeaning. But knocking doors, making calls, writing letters, and showing up to meetings is what makes the difference in a great deal of local and national issues.

    We can't ever hope to overthrow an order in a fail swoop. Join the long game with your fellow activists and you'll be ready if things start to move at a faster pace. Until then hold back the tide of the Right and push and win in the areas we can take.

    If you're bored I'll give you a project. Go to facebook.com/abetterlrsd Formulate four questions for each Superintendent candidate for me to consider putting on our group's mail-outs. Or sign the petition that sends an e-mail to our Board President.

    No more excuses for not finding your ideal, romantic movement that addresses and solves all evils.

    People are out there working. Go help them.

    •  Yeah, (1+ / 0-)
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      yella dawg

      I don't quite get it.

      If someone is tired of change not taking place, and especially if they're not doing anything about it, well, then, to do something about it.

      I have issues I work on year in and year out. I have candidates I work for.

      Democracy and change takes work. I've never received an engraved invitation. I just show up, and someone says"hey, thanks for showing up. Here's what we need you to do." And the packet they hand me is usually at least 3x the work I can do that day. So I do what I can and resolve to show up earlier tomorrow or the next day.

      Whether it's political work or charitable work to effect change one person at a time, the most important thing is showing up.

      © grover


      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 11:35:21 PM PST

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    •  While I would love to help you choose your (1+ / 0-)
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      BlueDragon

      superintendent, I've got other things to do today.

      All of my petty standing by has included marching on Washington, active campaigning for political candidates and monetary contributions to worthy causes. What I'm saying is that all of that stuff is small potatoes, and it might change things after fifty years of working at it. It is not enough.

      "Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination." - Mark Twain :*Which is odd, because I've never seen I Republican and thought, gee that person looks happy" -me

      by You know me man on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 07:18:56 AM PST

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      •  eh, (0+ / 0-)

        Not sure where you're hostility is coming from. I certainly did not call your standing around petty. I even started my post by stating that I agree with a great deal of your sentiment.

        I'm glad you had other things to do that are relevant to you and your community. My example was meant to be illustrative more than an appeal to your efforts.

        I don't know about your small potatoes claim though. Small potato items often have the biggest impact on the most marginalized.

        But more importantly, you achieve what you can and plan for more. You don't fret that the ability to solve it all isn't always within reach.

        I'm glad you march, campaign, and donate. Keep doing it. I appreciate that you are doing it and hope you have the opportunity to fill a bigger role. You are clearly passionate and not afraid to want more. Those are both valuable qualities in a person.

  •  Start doing something. (0+ / 0-)

    Teach yourself things that might be useful nowadays.

    Boehner Just Wants Wife To Listen, Not Come Up With Alternative Debt-Reduction Ideas

    by dov12348 on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 02:30:06 AM PST

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